Guide to the David J. Marcou Photoprints
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1187
Creators:
Marcou, David Joseph, 1950-
Dates:
circa 1980-1981, 2002-2008
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
1 box, 21 items
Repository:
Twenty-one digital photographic prints of miscellaneous subjects from photographs taken by David J. Marcou. These images are "born-digital" photographs, 2002-2008, except for the earliest, made on black-and-white negative film in 1980 or 1981.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of twenty-one digital photographic prints from photographs taken by David J. Marcou. Marcou is a self-published freelance writer and photographer whose subject matter includes the 2008 presidential campaign, South Korea, and his hometown, La Crosse, Wisconsin. This collection contains photographs of the 2008 presidential campaign, residents of La Crosse, and a few candid photographs from the photographer's travels to other states. These images are all "born-digital" photographs, created between 2002 and 2008, except for the earliest, made on black-and-white negative film in 1980 or 1981. They have been printed on Hewlett Packard Premium Plus inkjet paper, with ¼" white margins around the photographs. The materials are arranged into two series.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Presidential Campaign, 2008
Series 2: People and Places, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, circa 1980-1981, 2002-2007

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born in 1950 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, David J. Marcou earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history at the University of Wisconsin's Madison campus in 1973, a Master of Arts in American Studies from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1978, and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1984. He also studied photography at the University of Missouri, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin, and the Western Wisconsin Technical College.
Marcou is primarily a freelance writer and photographer. He has written many books, including Calling America, Memoir for Matthew, My London Autumn, and Korea 2050. He has also had his photographs published in Smithsonian Magazine and the British Journal of Photography. He has created a number of photographic essay books, including Vital Washington and the three-volume series Spirit of America. Marcou has also written many plays, including Borderline, The Paper that Never Died, and Korean Lovesong. He has worked in South Korea, editing for Business Korea and Yonhap News Agency, and published his experiences in the travel books Memoir for Matthew and My Two Korean Sojourns. In addition to his travel experiences, he has published a history of his hometown entitled Spirit of La Crosse and continues to publish opinion columns in the La Crosse Tribune. Along with his writing and photographic work, Marcou has taught college courses on writing and photography for the Western Wisconsin Technical College.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by David Haberstich and Ryan Monahan; finding aid revised by Kimberly Bassett (intern), August 1, 2010; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Author
David Haberstich and Ryan Monahan
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Marcou hired Bob Mulock to print these photographs from the photographer's own digital files in January and July of 2009, specifically for the purpose of donating them to the Museum.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
David J. Marcou Photoprints, circa 1980-1981, 2002-2008 Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Conditions Governing Use
David J. Marcou retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Presidential campaigns Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barbers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inkjet prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Digital images Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wisconsin Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Photoprints -- Inkjet -- 2000-2010 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Political campaigns Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minnesota Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clinton, Chelsea Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCain, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Obama, Barack Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Obama, Michelle Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives